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Recent articles by Jason:

Great Lakes water temperatures are blowing away records and could climb higher

Some of the lakes are between 75 and 80 degrees and could warm more in the coming weeks. → Read More

Washington has reached 90 degrees or higher on 19 straight days, nearing the longest streak on record

The streak is now the second longest on record and could tie the all-time record of 21 days on Thursday, and pass it Friday. → Read More

Comet Neowise to become visible in the evening sky this week

It's the brightest comet in 23 years. → Read More

D.C.-area forecast: Heat to gradually ratchet up this week. Near 90 today, upper 90s by the weekend.

Mugginess and afternoon storm chances also increase as the week wears on. → Read More

After deluging the northern Mid-Atlantic coast, Tropical Storm Fay heads inland and weakens

Fay, which made landfall just north of Atlantic City, is the earliest "F" storm ever named in the Atlantic. → Read More

Trump sends questionable tweet on Tropical Storm Fay’s threat to New Hampshire

Tweet comes day after investigation was released regarding president's inaccurate statements during Hurricane Dorian. → Read More

Investigation rebukes Commerce Department for siding with Trump over forecasters during Hurricane Dorian

Report confirms Commerce officials were responding to orders from the White House. → Read More

Japan is reeling from devastating rains and flooding, with more on the way

Flooding has caused at least 58 deaths and another foot of rain is on the way in some locales. → Read More

Loud, damaging and repeated storms deluged the D.C. area Monday night. Here’s how it happened.

Relentless waves of storms produced over 4 inches of flooding rain and winds over 60 mph. → Read More

Heavy storms, flooding continue across parts of D.C. area and could linger through predawn Tuesday

Some rain amounts have reached 5 to 7 inches or more. → Read More

Weather Company lays off dozens, shutters popular Weather Underground ‘Category 6’ blog

The blog, started by Jeff Masters, became a destination for in-depth weather and climate coverage in its 15 years. → Read More

PM Update: Slow-moving storms drop some heavy rain into evening

A cold front passes Saturday, bringing a less humid, cooler, and sunnier regime into the area for a while. → Read More

Lightning in D.C. area struck Washington Monument, injured National Guardsmen in Lafayette Square on Thursday night

The guardsmen's injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. → Read More

Updated forecast: Flash flood watch with more showers and storms into the overnight. Muggy with another chance of storms late Friday.

Strong to severe storms passed through much of the area this evening. We may do it all over again tomorrow. → Read More

Washington hits 90 degrees for first time in 2020, and we pronounce spring over

Washington crested to 90 degrees by midafternoon Wednesday, the first such instance this year. With that, we declare spring over and summer here. The forecast for the days and weeks ahead offers mostly 80s and 90s. We might sprinkle in a couple days in the 70s during the first half of June to provide temporary relief. But there’s no turning back to persistent 70s or cooler. Our definition for… → Read More

Scientists speak out against racial injustice and discrimination amid national protests

Scientists called for actions to address systemic racism in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. → Read More

D.C.-area forecast: Gorgeous weather today before midweek surge of heat

Our first 90-degree day of 2020 is likely on Wednesday. → Read More

Weather to make Saturday’s SpaceX launch of NASA astronauts another nail-biter

Forecasts call for a 50-50 chance of storms that could interfere with the historic launch effort. → Read More

D.C.-area forecast: A cloudy, cool workweek, but not as rainy as once feared

Highs struggle to escape the 60s, but showers are spotty for the next few days. → Read More

Unsettled, even foul weather may plague D.C. area much of next week due to rogue weather system

Cool, damp weather could park itself over the Washington region for days. → Read More